Franz Fayot and Claude Meisch present the “Space Campus”, the future center of gravity of the Luxembourg space ecosystem

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

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    (left to right) Dr.  Lavnish Rana, Associate Researcher, CDF Lab of the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT);  the teacher  Dr. Simon Chatzinotas, Manager, Sigcom Research Group;  Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

    (left to right) Dr. Lavnish Rana, Associate Researcher, CDF Lab of the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT); the teacher Dr. Simon Chatzinotas, Manager, Sigcom Research Group; Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

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    Dr Lavnish Rana, Associate Researcher, CDF Lab of Interdisciplinary Center Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

    Dr Lavnish Rana, Associate Researcher, CDF Lab of Interdisciplinary Center Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Venant Krier, Managing Director of ParcLuxite;  Leon Diederich, First Government Adviser, Ministry of Higher Education and Research;  Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy;  Matthias Link, Director of International Affairs and Space Resources at the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA);  Dr. Carol Martinez Luna, Research Scientist, Zero-G Lab of the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability, and Trust (SnT)

    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Venant Krier, Managing Director of ParcLuxite; Leon Diederich, First Government Adviser, Ministry of Higher Education and Research; Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy; Matthias Link, Director of International Affairs and Space Resources at the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA); Dr. Carol Martinez Luna, Research Scientist, Zero-G Lab (SnT) of the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust

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    Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research

    Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research

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    Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

    Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy;  Johannes Sebastian Lohr, PhD student, CubeSatLab at the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy; Johannes Sebastian Lohr, PhD student, CubeSatLab at the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT)

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

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    Venant Krier, CEO of Parkluxite

    Venant Krier, CEO of Parkluxite

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    (left to right) Venant Krier, CEO of ParcLuxite;  Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  the teacher  Dr. Simon Chatzinotas, Manager, Sigcom Research Group;  Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

    (left to right) Venant Krier, CEO of ParcLuxite; Claude Meisch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; the teacher Dr. Simon Chatzinotas, Manager, Sigcom Research Group; Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

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    Franz Foyt and Claude Meisch

    Franz Fayot and Claude Meisch present the “Space Campus”, the future center of gravity of the Luxembourg space ecosystem (03.08.2022)

    the teacher Dr. Simon Chatzinotas, Manager, Sigcom Research Group

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Johannes Sebastian Lohr, PhD student, CubeSatLab at the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT);  Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Johannes Sebastian Lohr, PhD student, CubeSatLab at the Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT); Franz Foyt, Minister of Economy

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy;  Tom Jungen, Mayor of the Municipality of Rosa;  Venant Krier, CEO of Parkluxite

    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; Franz Fayot, Minister of Economy; Tom Jungen, Mayor of the Municipality of Rosa; Venant Krier, CEO of Parkluxite

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    Tom Jungen, Mayor of the Municipality of Rosa

    Tom Jungen, Mayor of the Municipality of Rosa

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    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research;  George Koerl, Research Scientist - SATCOMLAB

    (Left to Right) Claude Misch, Minister of Higher Education and Research; George Koerl, Research Scientist – SATCOMLAB

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In order to best meet the needs of the Luxembourg ecosystem, the campus will be implemented in two separate sites with a different focus to make the most of each location, such as, on the one hand, activities directly related to business and, on the other hand, public space for research.

Kockelscheuer’s Poudrerie de Luxembourg site for activities directly related to the company

The main site of the “Space Campus” with a total area of ​​about 7 hectares will be located in Kokelscheuer (municipality of Roeser) for high-tech activities. The site will host the headquarters of the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) as well as activities directly related to space agencies. Located on the site of the former Poudrerie de Luxembourg, this unique infrastructure includes office space, shared technical infrastructure (including a test center with a 3,000m2 surface area) and an incubator to house start-ups under the space sector. The new infrastructure, the foundation stone of which is scheduled for 2024, will be laid in compliance with best practices in terms of environment, urban mobility and human well-being. The first building is expected to open in 2026.

Belval site for public research related activities

The “Space Campus” will include a second site in Belvale with an initial area of ​​69 acres, with the potential to eventually occupy 1.9 hectares. Located opposite the open car park near the Maison du savoir, the Belval site will eventually bring together the activities of the University of Luxembourg’s Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) and the Space Research Laboratory and the European Space Resources Innovation Center (ESRIC) of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). Most public space research activities will therefore be concentrated in Belval in the future on a single site within the Cité des Sciences, creating the best possible conditions for the emergence of future synergies.

The creation of the “Space Campus” is part of the momentum achieved by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research since launching the SpaceResources.lu initiative in 2016 with the creation of the Luxembourg Space Agency. (LSA) in 2018, launching an interdisciplinary master’s degree in space at the University of Luxembourg in February 2019, and in 2020, creating ESRIC within LIST, an initiative of LSA, LIST and the European Space Agency (ESA). ) as strategic partners.

Since 2016, Luxembourg’s space sector has developed strongly and currently around 75 players (companies and research institutes) are active in the space sector and employ a total of around 1,200 people.

The press conference to present the “Space Campus” was held with the participation of the Mayor of the Commune of Rosa, Tom Jungen, and the Managing Director of Poudrerie de Luxembourg SA, Venant Crear.

The Minister of Higher Education and Research, Claude Meisch, said: “Space Campus” is part of the logic of the national research and innovation strategy aimed at the best coordination between government, public research and the sector in the interest of the country. , the Belval site for the public research component is perfectly complementary with the Kockelscheuer site for the business component, thus creating a public-private value chain. This chain extends from the creation of expertise with the Space Master from the University of Luxembourg. For long-term innovation such as the exploitation of space resources targeted by ESRIC and the integration of space sector organizations is the last link in this highly innovative and competitive chain”.

Economy Minister Franz Fayot said: “Ultimately, the campus has the ambition to become the center of gravity of the Luxembourg space ecosystem. It will be a tangible expression of the country’s investment in general and in particular the visibility of the Grand Duchy on the national, European and international scene with the Ministry of Economy and economic players and the scientific community in the region and will strengthen the attraction”.

The Mayor of the Commune of Roser, Tom Jungen, said: “The announcement of the establishment of a part of the future “Space Campus” at Parkluxite in Kokelscheu is part of my municipality’s commitment to the repurposing of this industrial site, used for more than a hundred years through a new innovative, sustainable and high-tech business park. .

Venant Krier, managing director of Poudrerie de Luxembourg SA added: “”From underground iron mine to outer space”: Indeed, this beautiful industrial area, which once housed 53 buildings for the manufacture of explosives, mainly serves to extract iron ore from the mine. Across and around Luxembourg, the past ten years have transformed into a place that hosts technology companies from different sectors, such as Schröder & Associates, Clios Space or with the development of electric mobility by Loesch. The residence of the “Space Campus” will certainly be the height of this successful resurgence. point.”

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